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Could A Truck Accident Be In Your Future?

Driving down the highway next to a traditionally-sized car, truck, or SUV can be intimidating enough, but when a tractor-trailer becomes part of the equation, things can be that much more stressful and overwhelming. Why? Well, the big-rigs are way larger than passenger vehicles. They need extra room to turn, change lanes, and stop. Speaking of stopping, eighteen-wheelers are a lot heavier too. Therefore, it is nearly impossible for them to brake on a dime.

In other words, if traffic comes to a screeching halt in front of one of the trucks, it might wind up slamming into the rear-end of another vehicle, causing them to hit an additional car and so forth, resulting in a pile-up. Aside from these things, the tractor-trailer drivers themselves can cause accidents too. For instance, these men and women spend a lot of time behind the wheel, which can lead to them becoming drowsy. In turn, if they become sleepy, they could swerve into another lane slamming into a vehicle next to them in the process.

Also, truck drivers are just like other people in this world, and they can make mistakes, like driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. These actions can decrease their reaction times, significantly increasing the risk of a crash occurring. As if these issues weren't enough, hold onto your horses as there is still more. Big-rig operators can partake in distracted driving as well. They can talk or text on the phone and do other things that leave their minds elsewhere, rather than where they should be.

Defective And Malfunctioning Parts Can Lead To Accidents Too

On some occasions, there is nothing that drivers can do to prevent the incidents as malfunctioning or defective parts are installed on the eighteen-wheelers. Those pieces break or cause problems while the truck is going down the road. Hence, the brakes can fail, a tire could fly off, or the driver may lose the ability to steer the vehicle. Regardless of what causes the event, truck accidents are some of the most unforgiving types. They leave people in passenger cars with severe and lasting injuries such as…

• Deep Lacerations And Puncture Wounds
• Muscle And Ligament Tears
• Organ Damage And Internal Bleeding
• Head Injuries
• Paralysis
• Broken Bones Which May Lead To Amputations

Loss of life is also regularly an issue with these types of wrecks too. When a loved one passes away in one of these tragic episodes, family members often experience financial hardships trying to pay for the funeral services. Persons that are able to escape with their lives intact face uphill money battles too. They have to pay costly medical, physical therapy, and other bills. Luckily, there is something that victims can do to offset some of the expenses. Floridians across southwest Florida can contact our firm to seek compensation for their wounds.

Why Choose Us?

All Injuries Law Firm has been dedicated to helping Florida's injured for more than 30 years. The team knows the ins and outs of the state's complex legal system. Our truck accident attorneys are ready and willing to help take your claim the distance. They will fight tooth and nail with your best interests in mind. Trucking companies often have legal teams on retainer. The professionals are chomping at the bit to discredit claims and prevent their client from paying out a substantial sum. Avoid letting them take advantage of you in a vulnerable state by giving our office a call today. The locations we service include Arcadia, Fort Myers, Venice, Port Charlotte, Englewood, Punta Gorda, North Port, and Sarasota.